Japan: 1985

Back cover states that this double album presents four unreleased Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force demos recorded for their 1984 debut album plus excerpts (?) from an Alcatrazz live performance listed as “L.A. Country Club September 1984”. 

“In 1984, Malmsteen released his first solo album Rising Force, which featured Barrie Barlow of Jethro Tull on drums and keyboard player Jens Johansson. His album was meant to be an instrumental side-project of Alcatrazz, but it ended up featuring vocals and Malmsteen left Alcatrazz soon after the release of Rising Force.” (wikipedia) The Rising Force album was released in early March of ’84 and Yngwie left Alcatrazz in July of that year. I guess the message to Japanese fans shown on the lower right confirms that the bootleg was made after July ’84.

If anyone has this double album and can analyze the tracks in detail, please leave a comment.

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